GSA’s Next Generation of Alliant is Here
November 20, 2017
61 Companies Awarded Spots on “Best-in-Class” Alliant 2 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract for IT services
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of its $50 billion Alliant 2 (A2) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The A2 GWAC is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide customized Information Technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions to the government. A2 provides federal agencies with access to 61 companies providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions for evolving needs on a global basis. Further, A2 allows for the application of technology to meet business needs including the ability to stay on the forefront of emerging IT services. To see the complete list of awarded industry partners, please visit www.fbo.gov.
The next-generation A2 contract is available to all federal agencies and has already earned "best-in-class" status from the Office of Management and Budget. It’s a follow up to the first successful GSA GWAC, Alliant, which aggregates custom IT providers on one full-range vehicle to meet the evolving needs of Federal agencies.
"The next generation Alliant continues to build on GSA’s success collaborating with industry partners to design solutions that support federal agencies with mission-critical, complex IT services requirements," said GSA Office of Information Technology Category Assistant Commissioner Kay T. Ely. ”The team’s work to earn a best-in-class designation by including pricing strategies and data-driven demand management practices will serve federal agencies well, and lower costs for american taxpayers.”
“I applaud the great work the Alliant 2 team did to make this solution a reality,” said Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas. “Alliant 2 provides agencies with a vehicle to help modernize mission-critical IT and meet the government’s requirements not just today, but well into the future.”
The new A2 comes with significant enhancements, such as scope improvements, new IT service labor categories, new cybersecurity standards, new environmental standards, and the incorporation of required Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regulations/provisions into the master contract so they automatically flow down to the task order level on any/all task orders issued by a Department of Defense (DOD) agency.
A2 also includes:
- A highly qualified pool of information technology industry partners;
- A robust scope aligned with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA);
- Access to a full range of comprehensive IT services and IT services-based solutions;
- Flexibility as emerging technologies and the definition of information technology evolve;
- Ancillary support (non-IT) permitted when it is integral to, and necessary for, the IT services-based outcome;
- On-ramp and off-ramp provisions, ensuring retention of a highly-qualified pool of contractors;
- A full spectrum of contract types, including cost reimbursement;
- Worldwide coverage;
- Complimentary scope-compatibility reviews;
- Acquisition templates, and
- Sample Statements of Work (SOWs).
The first-generation Alliant GWAC will expire in April 2019. The A2 unrestricted contract allows federal clients that have long-term task order requirements exceeding five years to consider the A2 GWACs. For more information, please visit www.gsa.gov/alliant2 or download the Alliant 2 brochure.
Press Conference Information: GSA invites reporters to attend a conference call Q&A session with Deputy Assistant Commissioner for IT Category Management Operations, Bill Zielinski, at 2:00 pm EST today (Monday, November 20, 2017). For dial-in information please RSVP to Cara.Battaglini@gsa.gov by 1:00 pm EST.
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